Safety Julian Love
Q: What is the mood of the leadership of this team right now coming off kind of a devastating loss like that? What are the leaders of this team talking about and how do you guys think that you can get this right quickly?
A: Obviously, we are on the trip right now and I think the mindset is that it's important to really spend the extra time this week, be around each other and to really finish this week with a win to get this ship righted and get it going in the right direction.
Q: To expand on that a little bit, is this a close-knit team? When you have one side of the ball that's playing pretty good, and the other side that is not playing well, a lot of times the finger pointing starts. How do you prevent that in the locker room? Is this a close-knit team where you don't see that as a problem down the road?
A: I think that's a good question. I would say we are a close-knit team. I think just naturally in every level of football I've been a part of, the defense is going to be close to each other and the offense will be closer to each other. Those guys move the same and meet in the same rooms most of the time, so you'll always have that. But I think this team definitely has a relationship across the ball, which is exciting to be a part of, really. I think this team is pretty close together and I think that's really crucial. When it comes to finger pointing, I don't think that's ever a thing with us. I think it's a matter of holding each other accountable, as well as ourselves. You've got to look at yourself first, but I think the accountability factor is really up on this team, so I think that's only going to progress from here.
Q: It sounds like there's a chance, maybe remotely, but a chance, that (Quarterback) Jake Fromm could be the starting quarterback nine days after he got to the Giants. Talking to people around him, they say that kind of relates to when he made his first career start as a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2017, not long after arriving at Georgia. I was wondering if you remember anything about going against him in that game as a true freshman that impressed you?
A: You had to bring up that game (laughs). Georgia did get the win in South Bend. I think from an early age – it's a big-time place to play, in that setting, in that game, in that atmosphere. He came in and was well-composed and, obviously, they got away with the win. Obviously, that was only his freshman year, so he's only built from there. I don't know him personally too well, so I'm not the best to speak on him, but I'm excited to see what he presents in whatever position he is put in going forward.
Q:*How aware are you as a player of what your head coach says right after games – he addresses you, then he comes out to speak to the media, which is really speaking to the fans and the public, as well – about what tone he takes, what he says, what criticisms he makes, what encouragement he makes and things like that?*
A: Obviously, I'm very in-tune to what he says to the team and what he says to me. I'm not too much in-tune to what he says to the media after games. I will say that he tries to represent this team the best he can. He's a guy who takes on a lot and he's the ultimate leader I think. I'm not sure what he says to you guys most of time, but I know his message to us is very poignant and direct in what he wants to accomplish going forward and how we build off of that game.